Cultural Awareness & Knowledge Minor | Advising Handbook

A minor in Psychological Health and Well-being provides students with a well-grounded and interdisciplinary approach to the science, processes, and practices associated with promoting psychological health and well-being in individuals and communities. 

The minor in psychological health and well-being is intended to enhance the curriculum for students who intend to pursue careers in the social, health, and/or mental health services and/or graduate study in the health professions, social work, or counseling and/or clinical psychology. Students who complete this minor will: 

1.   Understand the connections between biological, psychological, and physical health; 

2.   Learn about the research and theory on stress and its management; 

3.   Explore mechanisms for promotion, prevention, and intervention aimed at enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities; and 

4.   Apply skills and competencies through activities such as civic engagement, campus programs, leadership opportunities, and/or community-based placements. 

Requirements in Minor

Students are encouraged to enroll in relevant coursework prior to declaring. Students interested in pursuing the minor must have declared a major inside or outside of psychology, completed at least 48 credits, and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

This minor consists of 20 credits and coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C. All approved minor courses taken prior to declaration will be transferred towards the minor after the declaration. Courses are offered on a space-available basis and approval into the minor does not guarantee enrollment or completion. Any student interested in declaring this minor must consult with Dr. Dawn Salgado to serve as their minor advisor.

If there is a course not listed below that may meet the learning outcomes of the minor, please contact Dr. Dawn Salgado with course number and description so it can be reviewed. 

Psychology Coursework (12 credits):

·      PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology (4)

·      PSY 202 Health Psychology or PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology (4)

Choose one:

·      PSY 310 Community Psychology (4)

·      PSY 356 Psychology of Well-being (4)

·      PSY 357 Psychology of Mindfulness (4)

·      PSY 383 Advanced Topics-Psychological Health & Well-being (4)

·      PSY 411 Applied Psychology Practicum (4)

·      PSY 483 Capstone-Psychological of Health & Well-being (4)

Elective Courses (8 credits with at least 4 from upper division courses.):

·      CIV 233 Healthy Communities (2)

·      CIV 330 Advanced Peer Health Education (2)

·      PH 225/SOCWK 225 Peer Health Education (4)

·      PH 330 Promoting Community Health (4)

·      SOCWK 215 Conflict Resolution (2)

·      SOCWK 300 Micro Social Work Practice (4)

·      SOCWK 301 Macro Social Work Practice (4)

·      SOCWK 325 Counseling & Interviewing Techniques (4)

 Annual Class Planning Guide

This planning guide shows the predicted offerings for certain courses in this program. Use the guide to help you think about future terms. For a list of classes currently offered and how they fulfill core requirements, please see BoxerOnline and cross-reference this page as needed. Meet with your advisor and/or reach out to the department if you have questions. 

Course offerings may change and capstone courses are scheduled on a rotating basis.The list below presents the frequency of offering for the department based on the categories listed above.

  • Courses offered each Fall and Spring term: PSY 150, PSY 211

  • Courses offered annually in either Fall, Winter, or Spring term: PSY 356, PSY 357

  • Courses offered on rotation: PSY 383, PSY 411, PSY 483

Course Recommendations for 2-Year Plan towards Graduation 

This schedule is recommended for students who are recent transfers from other institutions as well as those students who want to have a double major that includes psychology, or have changed their major to psychology after their sophomore year. Meet with your advisor and/or reach out to the department if you have questions. 


Year 3
(8-16 credits)

Year 4
(12-4 credits)

(12 credits)

Complete PSY 150 (fall)


Complete PSY 202 or PSY 211 (fall or spring)


(UD, 4 credits)

PSY Majors or Non-majors

Complete 1 course: PSY 310, PSY 356, or PSY 357

Capstone Option for PSY Majors:

PSY 411 or PSY 483 

(see schedule)


(8 credits, 4 UD)

Complete 1-2 courses

Complete remaining


Contact Us

Alyson Burns-Glover, PhD | Professor
Carnegie Hall 312 | 503-352-1546 |